NMPP Energy COVID-19 Update

NMPP Energy staff remain committed to serve its communities as most of our staff is now working remotely to assure the safety and well-being of our employees and others in our communities.

A few on-site personnel remain in the office. I encourage you to contact our employees as you normally would via phone and email – they are prepared to respond.

All member and partner meetings will continue to be conducted by web or teleconference since all business travel has ceased until further notice. Travel and in-person meetings will resume when prudent based on guidance from the CDC and other health agencies. Our office remains closed to outside personnel. 

Below are resource links and updates impacting municipalities/utilities during the pandemic. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and stay healthy during this challenging time.

Bob Poehling,
NMPP Energy Executive Director/CEO

COVID-19 Information Hub for Municipalities/Utilities

Federal Resources

U.S. Center for Disease Control

Resources for Businesses and Employers

COVID-19 Frequent Asked Questions

USDA Rural Development Assistance Opportunities

Preparing Communities for Potential Spread of COVID-19

Families FIrst Conoravirus Response Act (Fact sheets/FAQs can be found by clicking the "Congressional Action Related to Coronavirus" link)

State Resources

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Utilities Board order regarding COVID-19 disconnection moratorium

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services

Wyoming Department of Health

Electricity Sector Resources

Electricty Subsector Coordinating Council COVID-19 Resource Guide

Energy Sector Response and FAQs

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

NERC Alert: COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning

Cost Recovery for COVID-19 Related Costs for Public Utilities

American Public Power Association COVID-19 Resources

MidContinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

Natural Gas Resources (APGA)

American Public Gas Association

Nebraska Public Meetings Executive Order

Public Meetigs Requirement Limited Waiver issued by Gov. Pete Ricketts

Utility Disconnection Information

  • Colorado: The Colorado Governor issued an order limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections and expediting unemployment insurance claim processing. Click here to see the Order.
  • Iowa: The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on May 20 issued an order that establishes requirements that Iowa utilities must follow before they can resume disconnections of customers' utility service. Click here to see the IUB press release.

Economic Development Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

U.S Small Business Adminstration Payroll Protection Plan

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

FEMA Response to COVID-19

NMPP Mutual Aid Assistance

To request assistance through NMPP's Mutual Aid Program, contact Rich Eymann, (402) 473-8207 or by email.